Shelby and Arthur. A tiny kitten who was branded a Christmas miracle after being rescued just seconds from death is now loving life with his new owner - the vet nurse who saved his life. See SWNS story SWLEkitten. Shelby, a little tabby thought to be born to a feral cat, was found at a recycling plant alongside his brother Arthur with their eyes still closed and umbilical cords attached. Staff at the plant in Hartlepool plucked the cats from the rubbish on the conveyer belt and got them to safety before they were crushed by the machinery last December. RSPCA inspectors took the two kittens to a vets surgery where nurse Pippa Young, 27, took them home for round-the-clock care. Tragically Arthur passed away at five weeks old in February, but a year on Shelby is thriving with Pippa and her cocker spaniels.